BakeTip DIY Vanilla Sugar Don't throw vanilla beans once you have scraped out the seeds – there is still a lot of flavour contained within the pod. Instead add them to a jar of sugar - over time it will give it a subtle vanilla flavour ready to impart into your baking.

BakeTip DIY Vanilla Sugar Don't throw vanilla beans once you have scraped out the seeds – there is still a lot of flavour contained within the pod. Instead add them to a jar of sugar - over time it will give it a subtle vanilla flavour ready to impart into your baking.

BakeTip Measuring  Marking Tins Make sure you always have the right size tin - measure them across the base and through the middle. Then use a permanent marker to note the size on the base so you can see at a glance what size they are every time you go to use them.

BakeTip Measuring Marking Tins Make sure you always have the right size tin - measure them across the base and through the middle. Then use a permanent marker to note the size on the base so you can see at a glance what size they are every time you go to use them.

Storing Eggs Always store your eggs in the fridge in an egg carton with the rounded end down. This will not only help them from loosing moisture and becoming stale quickly but it will also stop the eggs from absorbing other flavours from the fridge through their porous shells.  www.bakeclub.com.au http://www.bakeclub.com.au/recipes-baking-resources/baketips.aspx

Storing Eggs Always store your eggs in the fridge in an egg carton with the rounded end down. This will not only help them from loosing moisture and becoming stale quickly but it will also stop the eggs from absorbing other flavours from the fridge through their porous shells. www.bakeclub.com.au http://www.bakeclub.com.au/recipes-baking-resources/baketips.aspx

BakeTip Conventional v's Fan-Forced Oven Settings If a recipe doesn't specify what oven setting to use it is most like to be the 'conventional' setting where both the top and bottom oven elements are on with no fan. If you want to use your fan-forced setting (when the fan at the back of the oven evenly distributes the heat from the element that surrounds it) as a rule of thumb, you will need to drop your oven temperature by 20 degrees.

BakeTip Conventional v's Fan-Forced Oven Settings If a recipe doesn't specify what oven setting to use it is most like to be the 'conventional' setting where both the top and bottom oven elements are on with no fan. If you want to use your fan-forced setting (when the fan at the back of the oven evenly distributes the heat from the element that surrounds it) as a rule of thumb, you will need to drop your oven temperature by 20 degrees.

BakeTip Use the Tare Setting on your Electronic Scales To save you time when baking make good use of your electronic scales ability to 'zero' the reading - by pressing the 'tare' button after each ingredient you can measure as many as you need, one after another, into the same bowl. Brilliant for one-bowl mixes, not to mention the washing up it will save you!

BakeTip Use the Tare Setting on your Electronic Scales To save you time when baking make good use of your electronic scales ability to 'zero' the reading - by pressing the 'tare' button after each ingredient you can measure as many as you need, one after another, into the same bowl. Brilliant for one-bowl mixes, not to mention the washing up it will save you!

BakeTip Dry Tins in Oven The best way to make sure your cake, muffin and tart tins are completely dry before putting them away is to put them back in the oven after washing in hot, soapy water and rinsing well - the residual heat left after your baking will make sure they dry thoroughly.

BakeTip Dry Tins in Oven The best way to make sure your cake, muffin and tart tins are completely dry before putting them away is to put them back in the oven after washing in hot, soapy water and rinsing well - the residual heat left after your baking will make sure they dry thoroughly.

BakeTip Making Buttermilk If you don't have buttermilk on hand when a recipe asks for it simply make your own version by adding 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice to a cup of full-cream milk. Perfect to use in scones, banana bread and muffins!

BakeTip Making Buttermilk If you don't have buttermilk on hand when a recipe asks for it simply make your own version by adding 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice to a cup of full-cream milk. Perfect to use in scones, banana bread and muffins!

BakeTip Always Use a Timer Always Use a Timer when baking (don't just 'keep an eye in the clock'). It is too easy to loose track of the time (espec...

BakeTip Always Use a Timer Always Use a Timer when baking (don't just 'keep an eye in the clock'). It is too easy to loose track of the time (espec.

BakeTips Quick Sifting Sifting flour or other ingredients such as cocoa or cornflour will be so much quicker and easier if you use a balloon whisk to 'stir' it through the sieve.

BakeTips Quick Sifting Sifting flour or other ingredients such as cocoa or cornflour will be so much quicker and easier if you use a balloon whisk to 'stir' it through the sieve.

Grating Citrus Zest  Use either the fine-toothed perforations on a box grater or rasp-like grater (such as a Microplane) to remove the zest ...

Grating Citrus Zest Use either the fine-toothed perforations on a box grater or rasp-like grater (such as a Microplane) to remove the zest .


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